10Rate Announces its Top 10 Toaster Ovens for 2012 | Breville and Oster Win Best Quality and Best Value Awards

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10Rate.com editors and reviewers rate and review the 2012 best toaster ovens on a scale of 1 to 10.

The convection heat produces evenly browned, crispy crusts, meats, and other dishes. This Oster oven offers a lot of functions for only $75, a great bargain price.

10Rate appliances editor Brittany Rowland, as well as other 10rate reviewers and staff, selected 10 of the best toaster ovens for 2012, assigning each a numerical rating as well as awarding three models that stood out for quality, value, and budget. Testing and consideration for this Toaster Ovens Top 10 list were given based on baking and broiling performance, toasting consistency, ease of use, size and capacity, attractiveness of design and this set of five criteria:

1. Convection heating
2. Shut-off timers
3. Automatic slide-out racks
4. Defrosting
5. Included accessories

The annual Best Toaster Oven 2012 awards list was headed by the Breville BOV800XL, winning the Best Quality spot and a near flawless 9.5 out of 10 rating. The review noted several strengths of the convection toaster oven as follows: “The Breville convection toaster oven looks and works top-notch. The large dial controls and LCD screen make setting the oven quick and intuitively simple. The overall design is incredibly convenient, with the interior racks automatically sliding out halfway when you open the oven door. The heat control is very precise, ensuring that foods are baked, toasted, or broiled evenly. At $249, this Breville model is a smart, well-performing oven.”

10rate's editors also gave the Best Value Toast Oven award to the Oster TSSTTVMNDG. With a rating of 8 out of 10, the review boasted, “This Oster model has one-touch settings for baking, broiling, toasting, warming, defrosting, and making pizza. The control panel is located on the right side of the door with big, easy-to-read buttons. The clear viewing glass helps you monitor the cooking progress, which is quite efficient. The convection heat produces evenly browned, crispy crusts, meats, and other dishes. This Oster oven offers a lot of functions for only $75, a great bargain price.”

Additionally, the Best Budget award from the Top 10 Best Toaster Ovens list went to the Proctor Silex 31116Y, for which Rowland noted, “For budget-minded customers, the Proctor Silex toaster oven broiler goes for only $24.88 and gives a satisfactory, no-frills performance. While the toast function is sometimes erratic, the broiling and baking features work well. The capacity is large enough to hold two small pizzas, and the convenient removable crumb tray makes cleaning up easy. The control panel could use bigger, clearer labeling, but overall, this Proctor Silex toaster oven is nicely designed and looks good on the counter.”

Cuisinart and DeLonghi were both featured for multiple models each in 10rate's Toaster Oven Reviews. Though only featured for one model, a Black and Decker Toaster Oven, the 4-Slice TRO480BS, earned fourth place in overall ranking. With a rating of 8.5 out of 10, the review stated, “For your basic, good-quality toaster oven, you can’t go wrong with the Black & Decker model that goes for just $36.99. The controls are refreshingly simple: just three dials that set the temperature, the cook setting, and the optional 30-minute timer. We were pleased with how nicely the bagels and toast turn a light shade of brown and crispy without burning.”

10rate.com conducts reviews in various product and services categories and publishes “Expert Top 10 Lists for Everything in your life.” The company's web site strives to “Make it Easy” to select from the hundreds of choices there are in the product and service market place. All products and services are thoroughly researched by the companies expert editors prior to receiving a rating on a 1-10 scale. In addition to product reviews the companies editors write guidelines, buying guides and articles on various topics surrounding each product or service category covered to help educate the consumer.

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